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Jackal Hut

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Located at tree line in an area used by 10th Mountain troops during their war training in the 1940s, Jackal Hut has good nearby skiing and terrific views of several stunning 14,000-foot peaks in the Sawatch and the Elk Range. It sits just off the top of a bald knob and the views cannot be overstated. The hut was built with money donated by Jack Schuss and Al Zesiger, two strong supporters of 10th Mountain (the name is an eponymous combo of Jack-Al).

Layout and capacity: Upstairs: 1 room with a double bed, 1 room with 4 single beds, and 10 single beds in a communal sleeping area. Capacity 16.

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Ski Lines in Jackal Hut - 4

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Favorite Back up for more
Intermediate

South Jackal Trees

0.5 mi 0.8 km • -752 ft Descent • -229.23 m Descent

Leadville, CO
Favorite Skinning back up and working to the north and east looking for deeper snow.
Difficult

Northwest Face Pearl Peak

0.9 mi 1.4 km • -1,239 ft Descent • -377.76 m Descent

Copper…, CO
Favorite Nice trees!
Difficult

Ranch Creek Trees

0.7 mi 1.1 km • -880 ft Descent • -268.27 m Descent

Leadville, CO
Favorite Arrival at the Jackal Hut
Difficult

Straight South

0.5 mi 0.8 km • -617 ft Descent • -188.15 m Descent

Leadville, CO

Jackal Hut Skiing

  • 3 Miles 4 Kilometers of Descents
  • 4 ski lines
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 2 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Ascents in Jackal Hut - 2

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3.8 mi 6.2 km #1Camp Hale to Jackal Hut
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
Intermediate
Leadville North, CO
1.8 mi 2.9 km #2Jackal Hut to Pearl Peak
Easy
Copper Mountain, CO
Easy
Copper Mountain, CO

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Ripping it!
Feb 10, 2015 near Leadville, CO
Arrival at the Jackal Hut
Feb 10, 2015 near Leadville, CO
Back up for more
Jan 21, 2015 near Leadville, CO
Easy turns on a warm day
Jan 21, 2015 near Leadville, CO
Heading out to the SE Trees
Feb 10, 2015 near Leadville, CO
Heading out for the morning.
Feb 10, 2015 near Leadville, CO
Sunset, looking north from the Jackal Hut
Jan 21, 2015 near Leadville, CO